Exhibition inspired by 50s American cars to open at the Dorothy Pax

American Rust, a new exhibition by musician John Rowley, will open at the Dorothy Pax on 1 September.

The exhibition is a collection of artwork created by John Rowley. Formerly of Red Guitars fame, John was creating artwork for new band Ten Million Aliens’ new album, Road Trip (Fall of the Rebel Angels). 

Taking iconic American cars from the 50s and 60s, he incorporates them into strange landscapes from old paintings by Turner, Martin and Bruegel with help from band mates John Senior and Rich Banks.

John’s new band artfully mix politics with pop music, with Donald Trump and the rise of the right bearing the brunt of this new album.

Speaking of the exhibition, John said: “The original working title of the album was American Rust and early ideas involved cutting out images of old junkyard American cars and placing them in different empty deserted landscapes.

“I couldn’t resist the conceit of framing the prints in old gilt frames and have spent many happy hours trawling the junk shops, antique’s and charity shops of Sheffield buying along the way some truly awful paintings and a large number of mirrors.”

American Rust opens at the Dorothy Pax on 1 September and is free entry.

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